Camping

How to Find a Super Comfortable Tent for Camping!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Andrew Sutherland, Public Relations at MEC. Andrew shared the top tips for choosing the right tent and how to make camping super comfortable. What can help make your tent more comfortable?

15 Brilliant Hacks For Your Camping Enjoyment

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 07.27.2015 | Canada Living

Roughing it is part of the fun of camping. Even glampers are going without, to some degree, unless they’ve managed to find a yurt with wifi. But mos...

28 Camping Desserts You'll Want To Eat Every Night

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Living

If there's one thing we love about camping, it's all the delicious foods you can make right on top of an open fire. In the slideshow below, we look...

35 Camping Supplies To Change The Way You Vacation Outdoors

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Living

We all know spending time outdoors does the mind and body good. So it's time to set up camp and sleep outdoors! Whether you're headed to a national...

Four Getaway Experiences for the Digital Nomad

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.21.2015 | Canada Travel
Kristen Marano

Where I stay when I travel is just as important as the destination. I choose my accommodation based on two factors: how I can experience a specific part of a culture or section of a city; and more importantly, how I can create an experience that as a writer and digital nomad will help me rest, be productive, and be inspired to build something new in my work.

How to Uncomplicate Camping

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Camping can be the best memories that you can share with your friends or family. Growing up, I really loathed camping and actually being outdoors in general. I did not see the point of it. But now I love it. Being in nature is a requirement for me to live a happy, balanced life.

One Girl's True Wish to Go Camping

Chris Pon | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Impact
Chris Pon

For the most part, Hailey is just like any other seven-year-old. However, this past December, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition called Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Hailey's wish is to have a pop-up camper so that she can go camping with her family and friends and play in the woods, stare up at the stars, stay up past her bedtime.

Top 5 Family-Friendly Campgrounds Near Toronto

Angie Campanelli | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

As creator of The Family Travel Guide, a website dedicated to family travel, I put together a list of my ideal places for family camping. From the backwoods to hardwood floors, I try to cover it all.

The 7 Best Places to Go Glamping in Canada

Notable.ca | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Living
Notable.ca

If "Go Camping" was the marketing catchphrase used to lure our parents to the great outdoors, then "Go Glamping'" is what'll get this generation of millennials to follow suit. Yes, sometimes you have to tempt us with luxury.

10 Tips For Nervous Kids Going To Summer Camp

Hannah Alper | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Parents
Hannah Alper

Those feelings of being homesick and missing my family (and my dog) happened again the second year that I went to camp, but I was ready for them and knew how to handle them and that it was going to be okay. Here is some advice for people who are going to overnight camp for the first (second or third) time.

Campfire Bannock Recipe

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Bannock has been a staple among the Aboriginal people of Canada for centuries where it was made from moss, lichen, ground plant bulbs, nut meal, corn meal and cattail pollen to name a few. Consequently, there are as many bannock recipes as the day is long.

It's Going To Cost You More To Camp At B.C. Provincial Parks

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Camping fees at provincial parks in B.C. are going up.

Pemberton Music Festival: Everything You Need To Bring

Sarah Boland | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Music
Sarah Boland

I've been to my fair share or festivals and campgrounds and over the years, and I've learned a few things about what to bring (the lifesavers) and what to leave at home. Here's what I plan to bring.

A Beginner's Guide To 'Glamping' (Camping in Style)

Hilary Farr | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Style
Hilary Farr

Camping means forgoing the basic needs of civilized living. Why do it? Do we have to suffer to be truly be at one with nature? I say no! Glamping has come to the rescue of all you who have lied to your girlfriend, or boyfriend, and pretended camping is one of your favourite things just cause they lied to you and said camping was one of their favourite things.

How to Finance Your Bucket-List Vacation Before You Kick the Bucket

Robert Waite | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

My wife and I enjoy travel, including trips to far-flung, exotic locations, from Bhutan and Easter Island, to Iceland and India. Over the years we have developed some strategies that have made these trips affordable, even as we were saving for our children's university fees and our own retirement.

Heading Out to the Back Country? Make Sure to Bring This Safety Gear

Marissa Schroder | Posted 07.29.2014 | Canada Living
Marissa Schroder

Whether you're heading out on a multi-day canoe trip deep into the wilderness, or planning a day hike, having basic knowledge of wilderness safety, first aid and essential gear can be the difference between life and death should you get lost or injured. Here's a list of essential skills and tools needed for your next wilderness adventure.

16 Brilliant Camping Hacks to Make Your Life Easy

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

Freeze water in water bottles to keep food cool over the first couple of days and for drinking towards the end of your trip. Substitute your tent pegs for solar lights to shed some light on your campsite and this prevents you from tripping over guide ropes. Need fire lighters? Doritos chips or crayons will burn for a couple of minutes and will act as great fire lighters.

Dreading the End of Winter? Try a Trip to Antarctica!

Robert Waite | Posted 05.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Robert Waite

Do you view summer as a sweaty, boring waiting room on the long road to the next snowfall? Fear not. This fall head south -- way, way south! If you want to get an early start on winter, adding a month to your favorite season, head to Antarctica.

Fall Camping Ain't All it's Cracked Up to Be

Nicole Abi-Najem | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Nicole Abi-Najem

Though I'm not much of a camper, when asked by my friend to join him on what he claimed was a relaxing camp trip, I reluctantly agreed to spend two days and one night with three friends. Fall camping is out-of-this-world beautiful, but it's also really hard for someone who's not used to camping. Thus began my unique Fall camping experience at Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park!

SavvyMom Roundup: Kate's Post-Baby Bump, Gwyneth Paltrow and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

I may be on vacation this week, but camping gear, Kate's "baby belly," Gwyneth's school choice, teaching kids how to succeed and nature's beauty all s...

Summertime Camping: Beats Having A Root Canal

Lori Gard | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Travel
Lori Gard

Everything you will read below is a true testament to the highs and lows of camping. And I should know, having not only survived a four-day toothache all whilst suffering through the rainy season that is our July camping weather here on P.E.I..

Shad Vallery 2012 - Not Just for Nerdy Kids

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Every July, around 10 Canadian universities scattered across the country play host to 500 students from all provinces/territories and even internationally. Although the program is for open-minded high school students who are not afraid to delve into any subject and become challenged or inspired in ways they never thought possible in one month, I hope to break the stereotype that this is "nerd camp". My program consisted of 56 total Shads and we lived in residence at the university.

Tips To Stay Safe While Camping This Long Weekend

CP | Sarah Ratchford, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2012 | Canada Living

Mark Mosher loves going camping and hiking, but he never sets off on a journey without proper planning."The obvious thing is to let someone know where...

Packing Food For a Hike? Here's What to Bring

explore Magazine | Posted 09.23.2012 | Canada Travel
explore Magazine

Even if you're only going out for an hour or two, packing a snack for your hike is always a great idea. Whether you get lost, take some breaks, or just take longer than you thought, you'll need food to keep you active and alert. But not every type of food is fit to be packed. Consider the following before heading out on your next hike.

Break Free from the Prison of Reality Like I Did

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Living
Michael Clarkson

Some days, don't you get weary of being yourself? Wouldn't you love to assume another identity, at least for a breather? Recently, I changed my "outdoor" name to Hal. Until now, no one in my family has seen the "Hal" in me. The everyday me is a writer, a cyber space inhabitant, and, under recently, a pencil pusher from the city.